Cornell vs. BU

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Cornell or BU?

Cornell
8
62%
BU
5
38%
 
Total votes: 13

omgomghi
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Cornell vs. BU

Postby omgomghi » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:53 am

It's time to choose between Cornell and BU.

About me:
--Older student (30 y/o)
--Goal is to work in a small, tax-focused practice in New England (already have a job lined up)
--At BU, I would seek to complete a JD and LLM in Taxation in 3 years (BU offers this as a track). My biggest concern in going to Cornell is replicating the LLM course material, which is world-class and tailored to precisely what I'd be doing after graduation.
--I have lived in Boston and enjoy it there, although the idea of a rural LS experience is a major draw for me (I know many will disagree)
--I have strong family ties to Cornell Law School, and my girlfriend will be attending Cornell (not the law school) beginning in the fall for 2 years.
--I am in a fortunate place where $ is not the deciding factor, but my total, 3-year COA will be about $50k higher at Cornell.

I am basically weighing the Cornell setting/"prestige"/personal factors against the strength of the BU coursework, which I don't think I can come close to replicating at Cornell. Any and all thoughts would be appreciated.

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UVA2B
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Re: Cornell vs. BU

Postby UVA2B » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:58 am

You already have a job lined up. Save the money and go to BU. You'll just have to manage the LDR, which should be pretty doable between Boston and Ithaca.

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screwtapeletters
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Re: Cornell vs. BU

Postby screwtapeletters » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:38 am

I have a friend who did the JD/LLM tax dual-degree at BU and he said you should go to cornell and let the biglaw/midlaw/tax boutique firm pay for your tax llm once you start working.

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rion91
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Re: Cornell vs. BU

Postby rion91 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:06 am

BU Tax LLM does not cost more money on top of your JD tuition. Not sure if that's how it works at Cornell. Just FYI.




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